Debian Security Advisory 3744-1

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3744-1 – Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libxml2, a library providing support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML or HTML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would cause a denial-of-service against the application, or potentially, the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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OpenSSH Local Privilege Escalation

OpenSSH can forward TCP sockets and UNIX domain sockets. If privilege separation is disabled, then on the server side, the forwarding is handled by a child of sshd that has root privileges. For TCP server sockets, sshd explicitly checks whether an attempt is made to bind to a low port (below IPPORT_RESERVED) and, if so, requires the client to authenticate as root. However, for UNIX domain sockets, no such security measures are implemented. This means that, using “ssh -L”, an attacker who is permitted to log in as a normal…

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